The main event of World Theatre Day may be organized at UNESCO or at a place chosen by ITI, in Paris, or at another location. Since 2005 for most of the main events of World Theatre Day the message author has been present. Since 2009 the main event has included performances by or associated with the message author.
This year, the main event will be celebrated at the UNESCO hall in Paris on 27 March.
For this celebration in the UNESCO Hall in Paris on the 27 March 2018, in keeping with the spirit of our anniversary celebrations, we will have an unprecedented 5 Message Authors, each hailing from one of the 5 different UNESCO Continents (Africa, America, Arab Region, Asia-Pacific, and Europe). These 5 authors, being as they are 5 leading lights within their respective regions, are sure to offer valuable insight to the state of global theatre through their messages.